GOP Convention Spotlights Tweet From White Nationalist Group

During Tuesday evening’s Republican National Convention events, organizers highlighted a tweet from a Virginia-based, anti-immigrant hate group in the massive Cleveland venue.

A slew of viewers captured the tweet from Virginia Dare, or VDARE, running on the Quicken Loans Arena’s tweet ticker:

A second tweet, innocuously quoting South Carolina’s Lieutenant Governor, also appeared to have been featured on the ticker. The group bragged about its moment in the spotlight online.

While a tweeted quote from South Carolina’s lieutenant governor was innocuous enough, the Southern Poverty Law Center classifies the white nationalist group as a meeting place for “intellectually inclined” leaders of the anti-immigrant movement.

VDARE.com regularly publishes stories from race scientists and white nationalists, according to the SPLC.

On its homepage, VDARE prominently solicits donations, offering supporters who donate their own “patriot pack,” which includes multiple Confederate flags.

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